Sony Worldwide Studios’ vice president Michael Denny has reiterated that Sony are trying to present a console "absolutely focused on gamers", and that the company have learned lessons from the release of the PS3 (which launched at an exceptionally high price point of $599).
Denny didn't go into huge specifics,, but whilst on the subject of pricing he hinted heavily that Sony are doing their best to make the new console affordable.Click here to read more...
We're yet to see a price or even the physical console itself but we can now see what the day-to-day menu screens may look like. The screenshots Sony have just released show a selection of screens that have a heavy emphasis on the social side of gaming. The image above features many tiles informing you of your friends’ activities such as purchases or in game achievements.
Player profile screens have been spruced up and now feature photos and real names of players for the first time. We imagine you'll be able to tweak the privacy of these features. We can also see what may be the screen that appears upon pressing the new Share button in a menu asking if we'd like to share a screenshot or video, there's even a screen showing a video trimming feature.
Sony are looking to hook up some of the features to your tablet and mobile device too as shown in other screens. You can see all of them after the break. You can click them to get a full screen version too. So, what do you think?Click here to read more...
Following on from our post yesterday regarding the Playstation 3 / 4 versions of Diablo III, word has emerged today that the upcoming console version of the ARPG will be a complete separate entity from the PC version, with Battle.net accounts not used at all. Blizzard community manager Vaefire took to the official forums to state that as it stands, no cross-platform play is in the works.Click here to read more...
In the wake of Sony's big Playstation Meeting wherein they first unveiled their plans for the next generation, we take a look at some of the announcements made surrounding the PS4 reveal, and pick apart the presentation.
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The rumours have been flying thick and fast over the last few months, and we can finally confirm the PlayStation 4's specifications. AMD will manufacture both the 8-core CPU and Radeon-based GPU, while 8GB of RAM should give developers plenty of room to manoeuvre. This is broadly in line with several recent reports, though Sony have released a few more technical details.
We can't tell you what the PS4 looks like, but we can tell you what's inside it. Here we go...Click here to read more...
Sucker Punch have revealed inFamous: Second Son as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, which will let you play as a fireball-wielding new character fighting against a world hellbent on controlling its populace.
I've been enjoying our awesome drinking game during this evening's PlayStation 4 presentation, but I'll need plenty more before Second Son actually looks colourful and interesting. Thoughts, dear reader?Click here for the press conference footage and trailer >>
The Vita will be brought into the PS4 fold in a big way, thanks to practically every game supporting remote-play functionality. Much like the Wii U Gamepad, the Vita will be capable of directly streaming PlayStation 4 gameplay footage and audio, with Sony planning on rolling out the feature to practically all titles on the platform. This should make sharing the living room telly so much easier.
It's official: the PlayStation 4 is real. Sony announced their next-gen console during their New York press conference, revealing that the powerful device will feature a new controller and pack some meaty hardware under the hood.
No, it's not called 'Orbis.' And yes, that leaked dev kit controller was legit.Click here to read more...
A photograph claiming to unveil a prototype of the PS4 controller has found its way onto the internet, featuring a front-facing touchscreen/panel and an ominous blue light on the back.Click here to read more...
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that Sony has a big reveal lined up for a PlayStation Meeting on February 20th. We don’t think Sony would have the nerve to announce anything other than their Next Generation console at the meeting. Next gen rumours are at their highest point and it’s about time we got some answers and not something like PS Move+.
So, assuming Sony don’t just show us a console shell on a podium before cheerily bidding us goodnight and promising a second date at E3, I think we’ll be shown a few more things on February 20th. Don’t forget we still have a big year of gaming ahead of us regardless of the PS4 and Sony will be keen to avoid accidentally killing off the market for the PS3 and Vita by announcing their new machine alone. Instead, I think they will want to strengthen their brand to ensure they move onto the next gen leaving the best final impression of this generation. But yes, we think they’re going to show us some jaw-dropping new stuff too. I’ve already gone into detail about what they should do to rebuild their controller, so here’s my list of seven other things I think we may see at the meeting.
As per Realhoneyman's request, this week we cast our eyes ahead to the upcoming Sony presentation on the 20th. We throw on our analyst hats, then rip them to shreds and have a good old natter about what we'd like to see from the presentation, along with some predictions concerning likely reveals.
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There have been whispers around the internet for some time that Sony were planning a Spring presentation similar to Apple’s conferences, but now it appears we will indeed be getting one… and very soon at that. In the early hours of the morning, the Playstation YouTube channel posted a new video titled "See The Future" that, while featuring the recognisable controller button symbols, doesn’t tell us much other than a date – February 20th 2013. A link in the video takes viewers to the Playstation website where they can sign up for a reminder to view the meeting, which will be starting at 6pm EST (which translates to 11pm GMT.)
Will we finally be seeing the Playstation 4/Orbis? Will we get some exciting PS Vita news? Will it be Kaz Harai attempting to outdo Iwata’s record of saying “please wait” within an hour? We’ll be sure to be on base for the meeting, and will keep you posted of any news as it develops.
For the last few weeks, the internet has been abuzz with chatter that an announcement from both Sony and Microsoft regarding the next-generation successor to their current home consoles is imminent at this year's E3 showcase event. It's all up in the air until the event itself, of course, but we've had a few niggling doubts ourselves, especially in regards to Sony, who've been very vocal in their admission that the PS3 is a ten year console. And in an interview with E&T, Maasaki Tsuruta, CTO of Sony's Computer Entertainment division, admitted their goals for future Playstation tech were still "five years away".Click here to read more...
After months of speculation over the Wii U - which was unveiled at E3 - and the Next Xbox - which seems to be leaking news like a perforated ship - it's now Sony's turn to enter the next-generation round of rumors, with a supposed manufacturing company outing production details on the Playstation 4, due for a 2012 release and boasting Kinect-esque technology.Click here for more on the PS4
John Carmack, the renowned id Software programmer responsible for the then-groundbreaking visuals of Wolfenstein, Quake and Doom, expects the next line of consoles - be it the Next Xbox or Playstation 4 - to offer ten times the power of our current boxes, and he's anticipating they'll release in the "next couple of years".Click here for more
Despite Kaz Hirai's comments to the contrary earlier this year, when he suggested that a next-gen console wasn't even something Sony were 'even debating' at that point in time, Sony’s VP and CFO Masaru Kato let slip that the development process for a future console is well underway during an investors call yesterday morning.Click here to read more...